Such an amazing book


“I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly.  That is what the scar makers want us to think.  But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them.  We must see all scars as beauty.  Okay?  This will be our secret.  Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying.  A scar means, I survived.

In a few breaths’ time I will speak some sad words to you.  But you must hear them the same way we have agreed to see scars now.  Sad words are just another beauty.  A sad story means, this storyteller is alive.  The next thing you know, something fine will happen to her, something marvelous, and then she will turn around and smile.”

-Chris Cleave, Little Bee

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If you haven’t read this book, you need to remedy this ASAP.


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  1. kim on September 13, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    its such a heartbreakingly wonderful story. i couldn’t put it down. really opens your eyes to what’s going on in the world.
    you should read “what is the what” next. its another great one.

  2. Terry McNichols on September 13, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    I listened to that book on audible book and I will hear the voices in my head forever. It is a beautiful book and even more touching when read with all the different voicings. Glad to hear you “liked” it, although like is a hard word to put to such horrific events!

  3. Jodie_Velour on September 14, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    ahhhh, chills. i agree, i do need to read this asap as possible.

  4. Anna on September 14, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    I just power walked like a pro through the airport bc I stopped to buy this book. Sweaty & a little frazzled…but so excited for the next two hours with nothing to do but read it! Thanks for the recommendation!

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